This morning the foot feels good. I’m walking nearly normal. There’s another jobfair at the computer school today, a local university. It’s 6:30 am and I’m about to step into the shower to get rid of this two week’s growth of beard. The suit and tie are both ready. The black boots are shined.
Students at the computer school are getting hired before me, students who applied for the same positions at the same companies that I’ve applied to. One of the staff agreed with me that maybe with certain employers my advanced degree, MFA, hurts me rather than helps me. Why hire a guy with a Masters? He’s always going to be looking for something more than a customer service position. And that’s true. I didn’t get this MFA to make $10/hr.
A university is different. It appreciates what a degree represents. It wants all its employees to pursue knowledge. Knowledge makes for a more valuable workforce. So, I’m getting ready.